Netflix claims 'cheaters' on the rise
The old adage claims that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, however, in the TV stream bindging modern society we imagine the fury of a Netflix cheating partner could be that much worse.
According to stats released by a global study from TV streaming service Netflix, the number of couples that 'cheat' on each other by solo watching an episode of shows that they were supposed to be watching together is on the rise. While the company is notorious for not releasing its statistics publicly, it does release its annual global study report, which, this year, features subscribers from the UAE for the first time.
Below are the four most common types of profiles of Netflix cheaters from the UAE
The Loyal Streamer
People that refuse to watch the next episode of a TV series without their partner. According to the stats in the UAE, this is half of us. Half! You senseless, sneaky lot...
The Sleepless Cheater
Named after the person who waits until their significant other has fallen asleep before clocking up a few more miles on the ol' stream. They'll try blame it on the insomnia, but we're not buying it...
The Serial Cheater
Well it seems like there is no trusting 17% of UAE subscribers. This minority has sunk to the lowest depths of the streaming world, unable to keep their thumbs off the 'Coming up next' button. If you can't trust this person with your remote, can you really trust them with your kids?
The Sorry-Not-Sorry Cheater
Apparently 4% of us in the UAE are just straight-up heartless sociopaths with no remorse for our actions and grotesque viewing habits. What's more is that 60% of us would do so, if we know that we'd get away with it... for shame!